Fail Proof, Continued
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog entitled Fail Proof. In that blog I asked people to speak of their dreams and heart’s ambitions as if doing them were a guaranteed success. The point was to get people to see what it is their heart was really saying if you take fear out of the equation. The reason I did that is because I think so many times we let fear grip and paralyze us, making us shrink back from doing anything that involves risk. So I wanted to momentarily get all of us to think about what it could look like if we decided to go for our dreams despite any apprehensions or fears. You guys said some pretty amazing things.
I also told you guys that I would let you know what dreams God has placed in me. Well first and foremost is to do exactly what I am doing right now. I love serving Freedom House in the capacity that I do and I love doing it alongside the man of my dreams. That is pretty cool to me. It certainly did involve risk to pick up a family of five and move them to an unknown city with lots of uncertainly but really, when you hear God’s voice to go and do something, I think I would be more afraid to have stayed still. If uncertainty is not involved then faith is not in play. You don’t need faith when you know the outcome. Faith is for the unknowns in life when you choose to trust despite any uncertainty because you know God is bigger than anything that could go wrong.
Some other aspects to my dreams are to travel, speak and to write books. I have been working (very slowly I might add) on a book for a while now. It is still in infancy but I love the content. It is called “Setting Broken Bones”, it is about how if you do not heal properly (like broken bones) God will have to come in and re-break you and set you to heal properly. Just like a bone that has healed improperly, you can also see the fruit from an inner life that has healed a little crooked. Sad to say, many of us have healed our inner wounds improperly and it becomes evident by things we have held onto that we should have let go of. My heart is to see people healed from the inside out and begin to straighten out their crookedness.
I am going to focus on the last half more as my children get older. My other dreams are to be a great mom and a great wife. So those are what trump the other roles that I play BUT my kids and my husband are not things for me to hide behind. I believe you can do ministry and be a great parent/wife too. My family is a source of encouragement for me not a barricade to hide my fear behind. I love the fact that they support me and encourage me to be my best.
What’s holding you back from your dreams? Do you even know what your dreams are?